Welcome to the Black Lawyers Association Legal Education Centre

Mission Statement

The Black Lawyers Association – Legal Education Centre (BLA-LEC) is dedicated to the improvement of the legal profession and committed to the effective management and development of human potential in accordance with its values and to the promotion of an egalitarian and equitable social order.

Values and Objectives

  • The development of human potential
  • The respect of individual dignity
  • Social Justice and Professionalism
  • Build the capacity of lawyers and expose black lawyers to areas of law where the market penetration of black practitioners is minimal or non-existent.
  • Provide continuing legal education to the black community at large, and
  • Increase the number of black lawyers.

African Law Review – Volume 10 Issue 3 Out!

African Law Review Volume 10 Issue 3

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Training Dates

Training dates for 2024 have been published, visit the training page for more information.

In The News

On 30 September and 1 October, the Black Lawyers Association Legal Education Center (BLA-LEC) arranged an informative and insightful workshop at the Middelburg Magistrate’s Court. The workshop was primarily targeted at equipping attorneys and advocates with skills aimed at assisting them to successfully run High Court litigation. The workshop was introduced at an apt time, with the opening of the Mpumalanga Division of the High Court and the recent establishment of Circuit Courts, in consultation with the Minister of Justice, in accordance with s 6(7) of the Superior Courts Act 10 of 2013.

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Trial Advocacy

This training is designed to improve the Advocacy skills, trial technique and confidence of lawyers. It is based on a Learn-by-doing approach…

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Commercial Law

It is designed to provide historically-disadvantaged South African lawyers with the necessary skills that will help develop or expand their commercial law skills…

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Continuing Legal Education

This programme is primarily aimed at building capacity and enhancing the skills of lawyers. Making these accessible to historically disadvantaged legal practitioners in South Africa.

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